Actor Onoe Eizaburô I (?), probably cut from one sheet of an untitled series showing actors in six roles each
Artist Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
10.8 x 10.8 cm (4 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The actor Onoe Eizaburô I changed his name to Onoe Matsusuke II in 1809.11, to Onoe Baikô III in 1814.11, and to Onoe Kikugorô III in 1815.11 .
(this picture unsigned)
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection